Attention grabber – _How many preachers do you know graduate that have graduated from Yale at the age of fourteen and a dispassionate revivalist in their twenty’s? ________________________________________________________________ Edwards preaching style contributed to the first great awakening. Edwards’s most famous writing was the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” His style of writing was used to instill fear in persuasion to his audience that they will be punished by god. Edwards was known for his sermons to be dispassionate, he focused more on affection than reason in his style. Edwards’s sermons such as “A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God,” and “Justification by Faith” help the upbringing of the first Great Awakening. Thesis statement – Jonathans Edwards writings had a big impact on his era, it still can be compared with modern day writings and beliefs. _________________________________________________________________
#1 Body Paragraph/ Point 1 Topic Sentence with Transition- “A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God”__________________________________________________________________ Detail 1 – The writing’s point and style used in the writing Detail 2 – how it affected it’s audience #2 Body Paragraph/ Point 2 Topic Sentence with Transition – “Justification of Faith”_ _________________________________________________________________ Detail 1 – The writings point Detail 2 – How it impacted it’s writers Detail 3 – the styles incorporated in the writing #3 Body Paragraph/ Point 3 Topic Sentence with Transition – “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”__________________________________________________________________ Detail 1 – Style used in the writing Detail 2 – How it impacted the audience Detail 3 – The effect and influence it has on modern day society Conclusion Paragraph Edward’s writing style instilled fear and persuasion to make the society obedient. Edwards famous works helped to influence the first Great Awakening, his style consisted of variations of figurative language. Edward’s writings were also simple to understand, but had powerful meanings. Jonathan Edwards’s writings impacted his era and still has an impact on modern day society. Is fear important in building a good foundation for society?
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